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Professional Development Program (PDP) - Industrial Engineering - Class of 2018


Job Field: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Location: Florham Park, NJ, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1702487

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

From designing to running a major production facility - the field of engineering and production at BASF is where true professionals with excellent technical and scientific expertise can apply their knowledge in challenging environments. Especially when it comes to plant engineering and construction on the large scale, many challenges have to be overcome. Always in focus: securing our leading position in the industry while holding fast to our high safety and environmental standards.

Professional Development Program (PDP) – Industrial Engineering Class of 2018


At BASF, we are creating chemistry for a sustainable future. Our innovative products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, advancing global food science, and improving quality of life.

Combining economic success, social responsibility, and environmental safety, we empower our customers across industries to meet the current and future needs of society.

We are seeking highly motivated, mobile-minded, upcoming university graduates ready to take their careers to the next level. Our rotational programs combine hands-on experience with unparalleled networking opportunities designed to accelerate your career development at BASF.

Explore your sense of adventure! Build your professional network! Engage your passion for challenge! Apply for the BASF Engineering Professional Development Program today!

Formula for Success: You Will…

Program Summary

  • 24-month cross-functional rotation program. Participants complete three 8-month rotations in areas such as: Manufacturing/Operations, Corporate Engineering, Ecology and Safety, Maintenance, and Research and Development (R&D). The program has a technical focus.
  • Assignments can be in a variety of locations throughout the U.S.
  • May lead to opportunities in a variety of disciplines within the organization.

What can the Engineering PDP do for you?

  • Develop technical expertise, network at senior levels throughout BASF, and explore possible career tracks within the company.
  • Enhance career development and deliver value to BASF through the planned assignments.
  • This program offers a comprehensive program of employee benefits, including an award-winning flexible work arrangement and 100% tuition reimbursement.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Join us on campus! We’ll be recruiting at the following schools:

  • Louisiana State University
    • 09/6/17 – Fall Career Fair (STEM)
    • 09/13/17 – Interviews FT & Intern
  • University of Texas @ Austin
    • 09/12/17 – Engineering Expo – Day 1
    • 09/13/17 – Engineering Expo – Day 2
    • 09/19/17 – Interviews FT & Intern
  • North Carolina A&T
    • 09/13/17 – Career Awareness Fair
    • 09/15/17 – Interviews FT & Intern
  • University of Michigan
    • 09/18/17 – SWE/TBP Career Fair
    • 09/26/17 – Interviews FT & Intern
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • 09/19/17 – Fall Career Fair
    • 09/26/17 – Interviews FT & Intern
  • Southern University
    • 09/20/17 – Fall Career Fair
    • 09/21/17 – Interviews FT & Intern
  • Please visit this link to see where BASF will be recruiting On Campus this fall:
  • We will also recruit virtually via our online applications. For all students not attending the above specified campuses, you are encouraged to submit your application no later than 08/25/17.
  • This fall BASF will be recruiting at the following National Diversity Conferences: SWE, SHPE, OSTEM, SASE and NSBE.
  • Second Round interviews for FT selected candidates will take place in Geismar, LA the week of 09/25/17, and in Wyandotte, MI the week of 10/02/17.
  • Note: Dates and locations are subject to change..

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • B.S. or M.S. in Industrial Engineering, or in process of receiving degree between December 2017 to August 2018.
  • Demonstrated academic achievement (Minimum GPA 3.2).
  • Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or need for future sponsorship.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding work ethic.
  • Agility/Leadership Potential.
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities and on-campus organizations.
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • Previous internship/co-op experience.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Bilingual

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